Phenom 9700, AMD's 1st Quad-Core CPU

Direct AMD Comparison - Phenom And Athlon X2

In the following table we compare the most important technical characteristics of the Phenom and the Athlon X2.

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Phenom vs. Athlon X2
Row 0 - Cell 0 PhenomAthlon X2
Code NameAgenaWindsorBrisbaneOrleansLimaManila
Clock Speedmax. 2.30 GHzmax. 3.20 GHz
HypertransportHTT 1.0HTT 2.0HTT 3.0HTT 1.0HTT 2.0
L1 Cache4x 64+64 kB2x 64+64 kB
L2 Cache4x 512 kB2x 1 MB2x 512 kB
L3 Cache2 MBnone
Fabrication Process65 nm90 nm65 nm
Transistors600 M227 M154 M
DIE Area285 mm²183 mm²230 mm²
TDP125 W125 W89 W65 W62 W45 W35 W
Cool'n'QuietVersion 2.0Version 1.0
Instruction SetsMMX3DNow!NXX86-64PacificaPresidioSSESSE2SSE3SSE4AMMX3DNow!NXX86-64PacificaPresidioSSESSE2SSE3

The Phenom processor carries the code name Agena and uses the B2 stepping.

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  • spearhead
    good review but you should have had included more result of the overclocked phenom. i just want to know how much juce i you can push out of it for me it is a must it beats the 6400+ otherwise its not worth purchasing in my opinion, it just has to beat its older generation when its running at same clocks.that is why amd has to work on its clock speed and cache. hopefully deneb will be out soon. i would also realy appriciate it to see some review about the phenom 9850 black edition compared against both the 6000+ 6400+ and q6600 and q9300 and maybe some e8xxx model. with overclocked results. pushed it to the maximum. would be realy cool hehe :)
  • haifen
    The SB700 does indeed support at least one PATA port as my motherboard has an IDE connector and I can use it with the ATIIXP PATA driver.